Being a Doonite we all know the King of Quirk on the roads of the town is our age old Vikrams. The Vikram in Dehradun has been a very reliable and the most used public transport. If you’re new and want to have a detour of the valley, just board a Vikram and enjoy an inexpensive flight all around the city. Every Vikram has a number which describes its route and destination, so do check in with the driver if you don’t find one mentioned on it. Vikram rolls around the town since its very beginning and that is why it doesn’t matter if the town is getting packed up with high end luxury automobile brands. Our dear Vikram is still the boss, why? you ask, give it a read then.
1.The Blue Bodied Baby Elephant represents the early transport in the city
Vikrams have been running in Dehradun since countless number of years now. Its cerulean blue colour has been making the roads of the town look more vibrant in the last decades.
2. Rolls Up and Down the town all day in every area, like a Boss
On every route you go, the Vikram follows. You will find your blue buddy crossing the roads and bidding you goodbye in its own quirky style from dusk to dawn. Be it ISBT, Railway Station, Rispana, Rajpur, Balliwala, Clock Tower or any other major location, a Vikram is ready at your service.
3. Turns Like a Boss
We all have seen the style of a Vikram, it pops up outta nowhere turning in like a king and taking over the road like Land Rover.
4. If you’re Stuck Behind it, there is Barely an Escape
If you’re one of those who have peeked right and left and front and back and have been constantly doing so when the pathway is captivated by the Vikram then I offer you my sincere condolence mate, because once you enter a jam packed road and the King is moving just before you, well then, may the lord be with you.
5. The cuts and curve it has, you won’t find elsewhere
Your driving and you see a Vikram in front of you and all of a sudden it goes right or left and your just trying to figure out that what just happened, did nostalgia hit you? That is what happens with almost every driver in Dehradun. The Boss will roll away smoothly and stop wherever it wants to, perks of being the Boss!
6. Its Unique Decor is Uncomparable
Every Vikram has its own unique interiors. The decor you see in a Vikram is an insight of its driver, be it the lights, the shine in its mirror, the eyes of the driver keeping a count of the passengers or the sound of its bell, its all uniquely designed and if there is an audio player, oh! you will have a blessed ride, brimming with entertainment.
7. The Swag of Sitting Beside the Driver
The feels you get when you get a seat beside the driver has its own swag, if the weather gods are favourable sitting beside the driver can be a treat of soothing breeze.
8. The Speed Limit can be of the Road-Runner
The Vikram sets its own speed limit, not the police, not the laws, but the driver’s mood. So it may move like the Road-Runner or a Sloth, its the driver’s call.
9. Jumps the Traffic and the Traffic light like a Boss
A friend of mine said ‘Vikram traffic se nikal jata hai’, but we all know ‘Vikram hi to nikalta hai traffic se’ this elephant on the road barely gets stuck anywhere, its invincibility knows no bounds.
10. The Most Used Public Transport and Our Knight in Shinning Armour
Till today vikram is still the most used public transport in the town. its storage capacity is marvellous. Its comfortable, its always there and you can always rely on the Vikram when you have no means of transportation or you get stuck somewhere and you need to travel, just hop on into a Vikram and it will take you to your destination.
Why they so(vikram) called ? What is the reason behind this name ?